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, yes, strutting its stuff, but how luxury brands are faring. we talk to ceo angela aarons. we'll hear from her later in the show. >>> and taking the positive u.s. housing numbers from the nhab numbers. we'll be in new york with analysis at 11:45 cet. >> the italian election race is heating up. there is less than a week before voters head to the polls. comedian turns politician beppe grillo, in fact, is owes closing in on sylvia berlusconi for second place. official polls can no longer be published. the private polls seen by reuter s suggest mario monti may, in fact b with be something of a spoiler. >> and the election largely coming down to five key candidates. the front-runner is bersani. he's the leader of the center left pd party, calling for growth measures alongside monte's plan. sylvia berlusconi is threatening to make a political comeback despite corruption scandals. we've mentioned the comedian beppe grillo. at the same time, the former caretaker mario monti, he's been struggling to gain ground in his first ever political campaign. and then last, not necessarily least, there's
are repayments, repayments scheduled, the election in germany and we all know, i believe that angela merkel will be re-elected, but those are the sort of big things that i'm looking at to see how the markets will react. >> let me switch gears to ask you your take on the banking sector. i know you're on the board of barclays so i'm not asking to give away any secrets here, but there's a real movement across the world to split up some of these banks. how do you think this is going to go? are you expecting a global standard when it comes to the financial services sector? what's your take on how the major banks change the course of business in the coming years? >> well, maria, i'm sure you're aware that, obviously, i have restrictions about what i can say, but i think that the story in general since 2009 has been one of global standards. i know christ ianella guard has spoken about this going back to the g-20. a lot of discussion about coming together. there's a lot of conversations going on in the background that are aiming to have some convergence around these issues. remember, these economie
and was trying to make sense of certain aspects, and he came out and said this is a must read for angela merkel, nicolas sarkozy and dave cameron. now, in my way of thinking he left out some southern european countries that might also have gotten something out of it. but it's easy to see why, you know, after you get a read of it, you know, why so many people need to know what bill knows and how he knew it and what he did with it. in terms of doing it. now, everybody knows that bill spent 53 years at citigroup. now, i've heard over 50, bill, i've heard 55 today, and so we're going to go with over 50. that's a considerable amount of time. and when you think about that time frame and going back, he was a devout disciple of our late and great chairman of, walter riston. walter, again, when you talk about bill and walter, you talk about icons in this field. now, every single treasury secretary would come to see walter riston. and there were problems in argentina, there were problems in your bay, there was problems in peru, there was problems in brazil, there was problems in mexico, there was problem
is napolitano is supposed to be meeting with angela merkel for lunch today, i believe. >> no clowning around at that lunch. >> well done. i wish i were a fly on the wall for that one. >> it does make things extremely awkward ahead of that meeting. >> there's nothing quite like, you know, all the stereotypes that people talk about. there's nothing quite like when somebody comes out and proves stereo typical -- >> confirms that sense, contactually. >> mario draghi indicated his intention to keep the euro going, saying we are far from having an exit in mind. >> at this point in time, economic policy remains cognitive because we are far from being in a situation where we can actually start having an exit in mind. we see that inflationary expectations are very well anchored. if anything, inflation is going down. and we foresee for next year a significantly an inflation which is significantly lower than 2%. >> if we're going to see inflation significantly below 2%, it's being suggested there's room for them to do more, isn't he? >> possibly. i think for the most, the ecb, i think everything more o
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